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For dates and times, use the contact form or text 208-757-8300.

Support Groups & Classes

There are no fees for the class or support groups.

Connection (Peer) Support Group

NAMI Connection is for adults who have been diagnosed with or who suspect they may have a mental illness. This support group is facilitated by people who have mental illnesses and is meant to help people share their challenges and successes of coping with mental illness. There is no need to register – come when you feel like you need someone to talk to or want to support others with similar difficulties.

We are holding a training for people who want to learn to facilitate the Connection (peer) support group.  It will be on Saturday, September 19, 2020.  More details to follow.  Contact us through the contact form if you are interested in being trained.

Family Support Group

NAMI Family Support Group is open to the public whether members or not. The support group is generally for those who have close relations who are struggling with mental illness. People share stories, successes, challenges, and information. This group is an ongoing group and people can attend any time of the year.

WHEN: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM

WHERE:  Development Workshop,  555 West 25th Street,  Idaho Falls

Family-to-Family Education Course

The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is an 8-week course for people who have loved ones with severe mental illnesses.  It is led by trained facilitators who have family experience with mental illness and class members receive valuable information on mental illnesses as brain disorders, medications, self-care and communication with a loved one with mental illness,

The September 2020 class (info below) in Blackfoot starts in Jensens Grove at the shelter by the Skate Park through October 1. 

It moves inside to the 12 Stones Internet Cafe (1245 Parkway Drive) for the October 8 - 29 classes.